The Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota invites applications for faculty members at the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks from candidates with an M.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. specializing in Alzheimer’s disease research and care. The N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care, directed by Professor Karen Hsiao Ashe, M.D., Ph.D., and the Institute for Translational Neuroscience, directed by Professor Harry Orr, Ph.D., are seeking outstanding physician-scientists who are interested in studying the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease, novel applications of biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and the development of new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.
The Department of Neurology and the University of Minnesota is a well-balanced program with significant achievements in teaching, clinical programs and research. The University of Minnesota is one of the highest-ranked public universities in research. The successful applicant will be expected to develop clinical and/or basic research programs. The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public-assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, or gender expression.
The ideal candidate will have experience in conducting bio-marker and behavioral experiments in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and healthy adults. The candidate should have expertise in the collection and analysis of EEG, MEG, biochemical, or behavioral data. The ideal candidate should have experience with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, as well as experience with developing strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The candidate should have demonstrated success in garnering federal research funds to test hypotheses emerging from published and emerging discoveries.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct bio-marker and behavioral research in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease related to developing better diagnostics or cures for Alzheimer’s disease
- Conduct research in molecular, cellular or animal experimental systems related to developing better understanding of the pathophysiology and pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease
- Contribute to the care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease in a University-affiliated memory clinic
- Develop externally-funded clinical and/or basic research programs focused on Alzheimer’s disease